Manor House PACT worked with London Wildlife Trust to create a new wildlife and nature park on a forgotten corner of the Woodberry Down Estate. Local PACT volunteers helped build the garden and raise the profile of Woodberry Down estate as a family friendly, environmentally friendly place to live and work.
The new ‘pocket park’, opened in July 2014 with a party sponsored by Manor House PACT and includes an orchard with apple and plum trees, native hedge plants such as hawthorn, field maple, hazel and blackthorn, and a herb garden including thyme, rosemary, borage and lavender.
The site backs onto the Woodberry Down Primary School and London Wildlife Trust hoped to share the garden as a safe space for outdoor learning activities – where children can discover the natural world and the wildlife that lives around us.
To get involved with regular volunteering days at the wildlife garden get in touch by email firstname.lastname@example.org